6 Castles Even Your Broke Ass Can Book for Vacation (From $20!)

6 Castles Even Your Broke Ass Can Book for Vacation (From $20!)

Talking to you, princess.

By Alesandra Dubin

Now that Beauty and the Beast just had its dazzling world premiere, you probably have castles on the brain. The good news is that you can actually make your vacation-in-a-real-life-castle fairytale come to life, even if funds are tighter than a princess' corset.

Vacation rental booking site HomeAway has debuted its Castle Collection in celebration of Disney’s new film, and there are a solid list of 20 to choose from in seven countries around the world.

While prices range significantly — with properties that can house up to 120 guests for the ultimate party vacation — there are several that are in the down-to-earth range... starting at $20 per night per person.

Consider these options, no matter your pedigree:

1. Castle of Lisheen — Ireland

Castle of Lisheen is a restored 19th-century castle located in central Ireland in County Tipperary, so it's an ideal location to access Ireland's historic sites on day trips. Rate: $66 per person, per night

2. Pavillon du Chateau de Tocqueville — France

The Pavillon du Chateau de Tocqueville is the former home to 19th-century French diplomat Alexis de Tocqueville; its five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms overlook the surrounding gardens and lakes. Rate: $68 per person per night

3. California Castle — U.S.

The Piru Castle is north of Los Angeles, on 10 acres nestled between two canyons. It's a historic landmark with room for as many as 20 people. Rate: $25 per person per night

4. Castle Wasserburg — Austria

Castle Wasserburg is a romantic moated castle near Vienna and the Danube landscape of Wachau. Think vineyards, monastery, castles, and small old villages — for idyllic sightseeing. Rate: $100 per person per night

5. Castle Sédaiges — France

Castle Sédaiges dates back to the Middle Ages. Since, it's remained in the same family and has many of its original furnishings — like tapestries by King Louis XVI. (NBD!) Rate: $41 per person per night

6. Washington Castle — U.S.

Located on a 200-acre historic family farm with half-mile private waterfront beach, this Washington castle is meant to evoke total storybook fantasy: spiral staircase, stained glass, antique decor. The Gate Keepers Castle has five full-size bedrooms. The main floor has a fully equipped restaurant-style kitchen for partying with your crew on a serious budget. Rate: $20 per person per night

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